Brisbane 26-27 October DRAINS Core Workshop

2-Day Face-to-Face workshop in Brisbane with Access to webinars and DRAINS Licensing

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Course Summary:

This is a comprehensive workshop delivered face-to-face over 2-days with additional pre-webinar e-learning material. This course is highly interactive with hands on examples, and opportunities for discussions.

It is suitable for new and experienced DRAINS users who are interested in learning the latest features of DRAINS and understanding how to apply the ARR 2019 guidelines to Urban Drainage

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2.5 hour ARR E-Learning Seminar required to complete prior to the workshop

Wednesday 26 to Thursday 27 October 2022

Face to Face

9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Up to 90 day post-workshop access to the DRAINS E-Learning platform to re-watch or refresh on the full course material covered during the face-to-face workshop, with option to upgrade to 12 months

Digital Certificate of Completion with 18 hours CPD

• Use of Training PC with DRAINS Training Licence
• 16GB USB & Printed Workshop Notes
• All day catering
• 10 day DRAINS Unlimited Links Cloud Subscription Licence to use
  on your own device, commencing on day 1 of the workshop

Your Instructors

Dr. Benjamin Kus
Dr. Benjamin Kus

Director of Watercom

Founder, Director &
Principal Civil Engineer
Kustom Engineering

Dr Benjamin Kus is an astute and accomplished engineer, business manager, academic and educator, with over 20 years experience in urban development, stormwater design, on-site detention and flood studies.

He is a contributing author of the national Australian Rainfall and Runoff (ARR 2019) guidelines having authored Chapter 5 ‘Stormwater Conveyance’, in Book 9 ‘Runoff in Urban Areas’, has completed a PhD in Engineering - Membrane Technology and Water Harvesting, and is a published author of over a dozen journal papers.

Ben currently helms two of Australia’s leading engineering businesses - Watercom and Kustom Engineering - and is also guiding the nation’s next generation of engineers as a guest lecturer at the University of Wollongong.

Hossein Ansari
Hossein Ansari

Hossein is an experienced Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience, currently working as a Senior Design Officer at Sutherland Shire Council. He has previously worked at the City of Botany Bay Council as a Drainage Investigation Engineer.

In his capacity as a consultant, Hossein has been providing services as a Civil/ Hydraulic Engineer to a number of consulting firms since 2007. Hossein’s experience covers roads, drainage, overland flow path studies, and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) projects, from inception to detailed design and construction.

In his role as a Drainage Investigation Engineer at City of Botany Bay, Hossein has overseen Floodplain Management projects in liaison with the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). He has also managed several construction projects from tendering stage to managing contractors during the construction phase.

His major interests include hydrological and hydraulic modelling and design utilising various computer software programs including, DRAINS, HEC-RAS, ILSAX, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, Civil Site Design, MapInfo, QGIS, ArcMap and other GIS software.


All face to face components of this workshop are presented at Cliftons Training Facilities

All training is on individual PCs, working with examples, spreadsheets and tutorial exercises.

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Course Curriculum

  Chapter 1 - Getting Started
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  Chapter 7 - Simple Exercise at Wondonga Victoria
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  Chapter 8 - On-Site Detention Systems
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does access to the e-learning content start?
Access is available from the day of purchase
How long do I have access to the e-learning content?
After enrolling, you access to the e-learning content expires 90-days after the completion of the face-to-face component of the course, or 12-months if you purchase an upgrade options.
Can a Course be purchased on behalf of another User?
Yes. A User account needs to be created under the School of Kustom Engineering during checkout (Email Address & Password), which should reflect the person intended on completing the Course. If an Administrator completed checkout on behalf of the User, and accidently purchased the Course under the Administrator User Account, then it can be transferred at no cost to the intended User. The User needs to first create their account and then notify Kustom Engineering of the required transfer.
Can I pay without a credit card?
Yes. Please enrol using the 'Enrol & Pay Via Invoice' button below, where you will be directed to complete and submit an enrollment form. On receipt of the form, Kustom Engineering will issue a Tax Invoice that can be paid via direct transfer. The User will need to created an account under the School of Kustom Engineering, then on receipt of payment, the purchased course will be added to the User's account.
Do I receive a Certificate?
Yes, on completion of the face-to-face component of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Completion with 18 Hours CPD